Mounties east of Edmonton issued an amber alert yesterday, after a 51/2-month-old baby boy was snatched during a vehicle theft.

The baby was strapped in a car seat of a running truck, parked outside a Westboro Elementary School in Sherwood Park around 3:30 p.m., when a person jumped in and fled the scene.

RCMP offices located the vehicle at 117 Street and 92 Avenue with the baby still inside but the driver was gone. The baby was in good condition, but taken to hospital for precautionary measures.

Police are seeking a suspect believed to be a teenage male, not known to the baby’s mother.

Police are urging anyone with information to call (780) 467-7741.